It’s Diecember! And I have a die-cut floral focal point video to share today as well as a look at what’s new in the Diecember release from Simon Says Stamp. You can’t beat the dimension you get with die-cuts! I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
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Here’s a look at what is included in the Diecember new release from Simon Says Stamp.
DIE CUT FLOWER HANDMADE CARD
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- Spritz Dried Marigold Distress Oxide spray on to a craft mat, spritz with water and dip a piece of Fabriano Artistico Extra-White Cold-Pressed watercolour card into the colourful puddle.
- Keep a heat gun going all the time and partially dry the panel while dipping into the inky puddle.
- Repeat the process with Wild Honey and then Crackling Campfire. Set aside to dry.
- On a half sheet of card, repeat the process with Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo and then Walnut Stain. Set aside to dry.
- On another half sheet of card, repeat the process with Rustic Wilderness and Evergreen Bough.
- On the yellow and orange piece, stamp the Sketchy Lines Background in clear embossing ink and heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
- Splatter all three pieces with a solution of Perfect Pearls, white gouache and also Distress Oxide Sprays previously used. Set aside to dry.
- Die-cut the petals from the Sunflower Petals set from the yellow panel, the flower centres from the brown panel and then the Detailed Rose leaves dies from the green panel.
- Construct the flower by adding Gina K glue runner to the back of the large flower centre and adding the petals randomly around the edge.
- Add more adhesive and foam tape as required. Add two smaller centre pieces with foam tape.
- Take another sheet of watercolour card and repeat the inky process with Antique Linen Distress ink pad.
- Ink the Old Letter background stamp with Antique Linen and partially stamp along the left side.
- Splatter with Perfect Pearls solution and set aside to dry.
- Add the flower with foam tape to the lower left corner of the background panel. Add the leaves with more foam tape.
- Die cut the Hello die from glitter card and attach to the panel with foam tape.
- Stamp a greeting from the Clean Line Gratitude set in clear embossing ink on a scrap of the brown inky card and white heat emboss. Trim to a skinny strip and add under the glitter hello with foam tape.
- Trim the panel to be 4.5 x 6.5 inches and foam mount onto a 5 x 7 inch card base cut and scored from Neenah Desert Storm card.
- Embellish the flower with Nuvo Golden Ovals and the background with Spring Green sequins and Eggshell Pearls all held in place with Gina K Connect Glue.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D
Beautiful cheerful card! My hands look just like yours!!!❤
Loved the video. I agree—our hands do tell a story. After many years in healthcare (and shorter, unpainted nails), I’ve decided manicures aren’t for me. Crafting and gardening play havoc with nail polish.
Sunflowers are my favorite, this die jumps to top of wishlist
Love the techniques you used to achieve this fabulous sunflower & leaves Debby. Glorious card! I can relate to starting out with gardening gloves & ending up with them off somewhere along the way & my fingernails & cuticles loaded with dirt. Something about hands in dirt, right? You have a puppy to look after? Lucky you. How old is he/she? I’ve been a dog lover all of my life.
Oaky (he) is just 6 months old. My daughter had planned to get a dog for the autumn but being in lockdown was the perfect time to look after a puppy so she brought the timescale forward a little. He has brought such energy and light to a pretty dark year otherwise.